Why Jake Delhomme Could End Up Being More Than Just a Stop-Gap QB for the Browns

September 1, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

There were many who were extremely critical of the Browns when they signed veteran quarterback Jake Delhomme in the offseason.
Many fans and pundits alike believed that he was "washed-up" after struggling the past two seasons in Carolina since returning from season-ending Tommy John surgery in 2007.
His struggle began in the 2008 playoffs where he threw five interceptions in a loss to the Arizona Cardinals, and continued in the next season, where he threw 18 interceptions before being replaced by Matt Moore.
The Panthers released him after the season, when he signed a two-year contract with the Browns.
It appeared to many as an act of desperation on the part of the Browns. Many believed that at age 35, Delhomme didn't have much gas left in the tank. Others complained that they over-paid for him at $7 million a year.
The one thing that everyone seemed to agree on was that he would only be a one year "stop-gap" measure to buy some time and help the Brow...

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